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PBA Imports 2017 – Commissioner’s Cup

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The 2016-17 PBA Philippine Cup is already in the books and here comes the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup that will feature big but usually flashy imports.

During this conference which will start on March 17, each team is allowed to hire a foreign player with a height limit of 6’10.

Below is the list of 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup imports along with its designated team.

List of 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup Imports
PBA Debut
NameTeamHeightWeightDate DebutedOpponentPointsReboundsAssistsBlocksStealsTurnovers
Justin BrownleeBarangay Ginebra San Miguel6'7220 lbsApril 1, 2017PHOENIX1244234
Greg SmithBlackwater Elite6'10250 lbsMarch 18, 2017PHOENIX37302017
Keith WrightMahindra Floodbuster6'8240 lbsApril 5, 2017STAR17145302
Alex StephesonMeralco Bolts6'10249 lbsMarch 17, 2017MAHINDRA11210314
Wayne ChismNLEX Road Warriors6'9245 lbsMarch 17, 2017RAIN OR SHINE27213201
Shawn TaggartRain or Shine Elasto Painters6'11226 lbsMarch 17, 2017NLEX23104414
Charles RhodesSan Miguel Beermen6'8240 lbsApril 2, 2017MERALCO22121212
Tony MitchellStar Hotshots6'8245 lbsMarch 22, 2017PHOENIX24163316
Donté GreeneTalk 'N Text KaTropa Texters6'9220 lbsMarch 31, 2017BLACKWATER22131124
Cory JeffersonAlaska Aces6'9218 lbsMarch 18, 2017GLOBALPORT28143210
Sean WilliamsGlobalPort Batang Pier6'10235 lbsMarch 18, 2017ALASKA18192305
Jameel McKayPhoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters6'9212 lbsMarch 22, 2017STAR34202421

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel – Justin Brownlee


Height: 6’7 (2.01 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Age: 28
Nationality: United States
NBA Draft: 2011 / Undrafted
NBA Team:
Bio: Justin Brownlee doesn’t need any big introduction as he hit the biggest shot in the 2016 PBA Governor’s Cup Finals that gives Ginebra its first Championship after eight years of drought.

During the conclusion conference of PBA, Brownlee averaged 28.6 points per game along with 11.2 boards.

Blackwater Elite Import – Greg Smith


Height: 6’10 (2.08m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Age: 26
Nationality: United States
NBA Draft: 2011 / Undrafted
NBA Team: Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves
Bio: Blackwater will be bringing in a solid Center who can also play at Power Forward this conference. It was earlier reported that Mac Belo will be joining Gilas Pilipinas and will be pulled out for the team preparation for international games. Smith will surely take care that slack.

Smith’s talent blossomed in the D-League where he received several awards during his rookie year. In 2012 season, he was named to the All-NBA D-League First Team, NBA D-League All-Rookie First Team and also named to the 2012 NBA D-League All-Star.

Mahindra Floodbuster Import – James White


Height: 6’8 (2.03 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Age: 23
Nationality: United States
NBA Draft: 2016 / Undrafted
NBA Team: None
Bio: For the first time in its existence in the PBA, Mahindra Enforcer (now Floodbuster) has seen daylight in the Playoffs. Apart from its hardworking players is of course their 2016 Governor’s Cup import lead them in the right path.

James White will be renewing his ties with Mahindra this 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, a team that revamped its roster during the off-season. White will be tested against other imports whose height will be in the same bracket.

White averaged 24.31 points per game along with his 13.08 rebounds and 2.0 swats.

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